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There is a good reason why you won’t find people saying “if only I would have chosen a cheap factory-type firm”! Go local - instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Chelsfield

Main reasons to let us help you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Chelsfield

  • 1 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Chelsfield regularly deal withlocal concerns peculiar to Chelsfield and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 2 No matter what any other on-line conveyancers may claim it could be necessary to pop into your solicitor to sign documents. Too many 3rd parties are already involved in a house sale without needing to include Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 3 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s lawyers are based in Chelsfield - if so sets of solicitors are likely to be less confrontational
  • 4 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor usually means that you will receive a more personal touch. Online forums often suggest that in appointing a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 5 Chelsfield lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Chelsfield conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move

Examples of recent conveyancing in Chelsfield since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chelsfield

My grandfather passed away last year and as sole heir and executor I was left the house in Chelsfield. The house had a relatively small loan remaining of approximately £5k. I want to transfer the title deeds into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Leeds Building Society, pay off the mortgage. Is this possible?

Where you intend to re-mortgage then Leeds Building Society will require that you use a conveyancer on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Leeds Building Society mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.

If you had a top tip for selecting a conveyancing solicitor in Chelsfield what would it be?

It would be unwise to be seduced by the cheapest Chelsfield conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

Can I be sure that the Chelsfield conveyancing solicitor on the Aldermore panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Chelsfield getting recommendations is a sensible starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always recommend that you speak with the solicitor conducting your transaction.

I am buying a property in Chelsfield. One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender HSBC be concerned?

As your lender is HSBC your lawyer must check the conveyancing instructions contained in Section two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for HSBC. The CML Handbook includes minimum provisions for solar panel roof-space leases, and lawyers are required to report to HSBC where a lease does not meet these specifications. The conditions relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not isolated to Chelsfield.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Chelsfield is the location of the property. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Chelsfield are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Chelsfield you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Chelsfield may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

How easy is it to change solicitor as I need to find a firm on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing list. I was using a local conveyancing solicitor in Chelsfield round the corner but the firm is not accepted by Nottingham Building Society

We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Chelsfield on the Nottingham Building Society panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we work with do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are under regulation of the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Chelsfield. Using search facility on this page, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Chelsfield.

I want to sublet my leasehold flat in Chelsfield. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Do I need to ask my freeholder for permission?

Notwithstanding that your previous Chelsfield conveyancing solicitor is no longer available you can check your lease to check if it allows you to sublet the apartment. The rule is that if the deeds are non-specific, subletting is allowed. There may be a precondition that you are obliged to obtain permission via your landlord or other appropriate person prior to subletting. The net result is that you cannot sublet in the absence of prior consent. The consent must not not be unreasonably turned down. If the lease prohibits you from letting out the property you should ask your landlord for their consent.

Following years of dialogue we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Chelsfield. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

Where there is a absentee landlord or if there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to calculate the amount due.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Chelsfield property is 1 Southlands Court Southlands Road in September 2013. The Leasehold Valuation Tribunal determined that the premium to be paid by the tenant on the grant of a new lease, in accordance with section 56 and Schedule 13 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 was £30,541 This case affected 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 50.57 years.

Me and my husband have agreed a price on a Chelsfield flat left to us ten years ago in 2009. I have over 15 years conveyancing experience and, although retired, see no reason not to conduct the conveyancing. The purchaser's solicitor has informed me that their Lenders will not allow you to do your own conveyancing insisting the funds to be transferred to a solicitor's bank account.

Mortgage requirements to property lawyers from all CML members specify that If the vendor does not have legal representation the purchaser’s lawyers should check whether the lender needs to be told so that a decision can be reached if they are willing to proceed.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Chelsfield regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Chelsfield but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Beynons, 113 Glentrammon Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 6DQ
  • Thomas Dunton Solicitors, 217-219 High Street, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0NZ
  • Clarkson Wright & Jakes Ltd, Valiant House, 12 Knoll Rise, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0PG
  • Pumfrey & Lythaby, 155-159 High Street, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0LN
  • Bishop Akers & Co, Haven House, 193 Swanley Lane, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7LA

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Chelsfield regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Chelsfield but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Peter W Stevens , 107 Maxwell Gardens, BR6 9QT
  • Ducat Law Ltd, TMS House, BR5 3QB

Planning law solicitors in Chelsfield regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Chelsfield with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including planning applications and appeals
  • Sharratts (london) Llp, 1 The Old Yard, Rectory Lane, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1JP
  • Batchelors, Charles House, 35 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1RW
  • Wellers Law Group Llp, Tenison House, Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3NF

Neighboring Locations

Goddington
Chelsfield
Pratt's Bottom

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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